Discovery becomes an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for the Middle Years Programme (MYP).
Similar to the IB program for high school students, MYP offers a rigorous academic program for middle school students. Students are encouraged to see connections among all areas of learning—humanities, mathematics, arts, sciences, technology, and physical education. Eight academic areas, including a world language other than English, are required. To qualify, Discovery staff members went through a three-year authorization process, which included training and revamping instruction to be interrelated with a global focus. They submitted a 350-page application and went through a two-day review.